D. T. Suzuki Museum, Kanazawa

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Explore peaceful and thoughtfully designed spaces while becoming acquainted with a world-renowned Buddhist philosopher at D. T. Suzuki Museum. In a modern and minimalist setting conceived by architect Taniguchi Yoshio, explore the work and philosophies of Suzuki, who was instrumental in bringing Eastern ideas into mainstream Western thought. Investigate the three buildings arranged around a tranquil central pond, including the Contemplative Wing, dedicated solely to peaceful reflection. Its four open walls reveal the surrounding pond, while its hard lines and unembellished aspect inspire meditative introspection. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to D. T. Suzuki Museum by using our Kanazawa trip planner .
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  • September 28, 2017
    Suzuki 「 around the pond of the Suzuki 「 can is walking through the Museum of art, from the Boardwalk overlooking the pond. Feel if you ride on the rock overhanging the pond from some open walls in the pond. 蹲-shaped stone tuck the white walls of the pond from the promenade is impressive.
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  • September 28, 2017
    Learning about DT Suzuki within this serene and beautifully detailed Museum was an inspirational experience. We came here with two kids, 9 and 12 and they loved it as well. It is one of our top pick f...  more »
  • September 24, 2017
    What view should say this hotel was a prominent philosopher who seems. Building, no not ostentatious, which commemorate the philosopher only simple calm even if image seems to have created. But then most people ruin is. Take your care so surprising that located in a residential area around the parking lot isn't much.
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  • June 29, 2017
    This place is truly an experience, allow yourself plenty of time to ponder. This is something that should not be rushed. You choose how much you get out of this place.
  • April 26, 2017
    Not a lot to see but well deserving of a visit, the architecture and atmosphere is superb and a general feeling of calmness is all around, take your time and really enjoy every aspect of the place, save some time to contemplate and read in the learning room and don't forget to walk around the garden paths around the main building.
  • April 9, 2017
    Contrary to my expectations, the building is modern and well architected. A good place to relax and learn great master's works.
  • June 15, 2017
    Not much in terms of objects, but very beautiful. Wheelchair accessible.
  • July 4, 2017
    I feel so relaxed after visiting here.

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